Today Show Staffers: Don't Bring Back Katie Couric!

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Stop us if you've heard this before: There's turmoil on the set of Today.

This time, however, the wrath of many staffers is not aimed at Matt Lauer, but rather at the prospect of Katie Couric temporarily returning to co-anchor the morning show that made her famous.

As previously reported, the NBC program is considering re-hiring Couric this summer after Savannah Guthrie goes on maternity leave.

"Asking her to fill in for Savannah is really a disservice to [Natalie Morales and Tamron Hall],” an insider tells Radar, explaining why blasting to the show’s past could backfire:

"You already have two seasoned pros that are a part of the show, ready, willing and able to step up for Savannah."

This source goes on to say that the return of Couric would be a "step backward" for Today.

"If the intent is to attempt to recapture the ratings glory that prevailed when Katie and Meredith were on board, it’s not going to work. If anything, it will just remind viewers how far the show has fallen since that time."

After years of dominating the competition, Today now sits well behind Good Morning America in the ratings game.

Katie Couric and Ann Curry
Katie Couric is close to Ann Curry. How close? See for yourself, readers!

Folks adore Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos - and the same can't exactly be said for Lauer.

"The network just doesn’t seem to understand that the show has no chance of being number one with Matt Lauer as part of the show, period," Radar writes.

So, what should producers do when Guthrie leaves for a few months?

Today weekend co-hosts Ericka Hill and Jenna Wolfe could also be utilized,” the source noted. “Why waste the money when there is already so much talent available that are already getting paid?"

Do you want to see Katie Couric back on Today?

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i knew Katie back when we went to the same college, she was in my class, we had several close mutual friends. she was a friendly kid. period. frankly i haven't understood what all the fuss was about for almost 30 years. to my knowledge she did not continue her formal education after an undergraduate degree in american studies, as i recall. is it any wonder this country is in so much trouble when we continue to idolize people, put them on a public pedestool, for no good reason. as a nation we're so caught up in secular worldly concerns, visual appearances, it's pitiful. sadly Katie has been instrumental in promoting a new age liberal secular agenda. it's to the point now i can't stand to listen to her on TV, whether it's her public confessions about her personal life, or views about moral topics, i find much of what she says highly offensive. in God we trust, i think not. we should pray for these journalists, not give them a public platform to spread their misguided secular beliefs ala Sodom and Gomorrah.

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Katie is a bore.....her voice is obnoxious....her looks blah and her interview skills... is like being with Dan Rather....a has been sensationalist...which was the worst type of reporting!!!!

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I don't even think Katie Couric had a very good talk show.Why don't Katie Couric take her millions & open a restaurant or some other business

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NBC needs to bring back Ann Curry! When she left I stopped watching the Today Show, her departure was a loss for the network and the fans!

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